Luke Sparks: Police charge escaped patient

Luke Sparks
Image caption Luke Sparks was arrested by Avon and Somerset Police

A secure unit patient who absconded from a hospital in Suffolk has been charged by police.

Luke Sparks, 21, left St John's House in Palgrave, near Diss, early on Sunday, along with two other patients who were later found.

Mr Sparks, of Weston-super-Mare, was arrested early on Wednesday and has been charged with escaping from custody, assault and criminal damage.

He is due to appear before magistrates in Bury St Edmunds on Friday.

Rebecca Martin, 22, of Greys Manor, Banham, near Diss, has been charged with assisting prisoners to escape in relation to the same incident.

She is also due in court on Friday.

The other men, Ross Beeby and Jason Williams, were found by police on the A140 in Norfolk soon after the escape.

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